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LISTEN: New route, big changes for Parker Tube Float

The Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has announced a new route and big changes for the 2017 Parker Tube Float. Making the announcement live on KLPZ 1380am, event organizer Mary Hamilton said that the Float will be held on June 10th, 2017 on an entirely new stretch of the Colorado River north of Parker. “The route has been …

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LISTEN: County officials speak on financial situation

Four officials from La Paz County sat down for over an hour Thursday with Parker Live‘s John Wright live on KLPZ 1380am’s morning show to talk about the financial situation at the County. Recently elected Sheriff Bill Risen, recently promoted Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby, recently elected District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor and recently appointed Interim County Administrator Robert Smith spoke …

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Meet the man who stayed at our jail for 30 days

James Burns is a filmmaker and producer with VICE whose early experiences in solitary confinement led to later concerns and an interest in the practice, which is in widespread use in America today. La Paz County Sheriff’s Department allowed him to film a month-long stay at its detention facility in Parker, beginning in mid-December and lasting until January 10th, two …

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Meet Tuff! The real story behind the names on the Parker bridge

For 44 years now, it’s been there, big and bold, on a concrete column rising from the Colorado River. The column is one of several holding up a railroad bridge that links the states of California and Arizona by train in Parker, AZ. It reads: “KEN, TUFF RIVER RATZ”. You can’t miss it. For over four decades, this inscription has …

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Parker Livecast #37: Catfish Junction live in studio

Soroptimist International of Parker brought Catfish Junction to the Parker Strip to play the Blues & Brews festival at La Paz County Park last Saturday. Just before the weekend, the Orange County-based band stopped by KLPZ 1380am and performed live acoustically in the studio. This episode of the Parker Livecast is an edited version of the live broadcast with the …

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Meet the 9th President of Arizona Western College

Parker Live stopped by AWC’s Parker Learning Center to chat for the first time with Dr. Daniel Corr, who will be the 9th President of Arizona Western College in La Paz and Yuma Counties in just a few months. Press play to hear what Dr. Corr thinks the purpose of the college is, and how he thinks it can play …

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The largest Latin rock festival in America is about to hit Quartzsite

An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 people are set to descend upon the small desert town of Quartzsite, AZ, and they aren’t the usual customers. A who’s who of rock en español will appear on stage in Quartzsite, AZ at the Rock Fiesta festival on March 18th and 19th. The first-time two-day festival is being called the ‘Coachella of Latin rock’ and brings with …

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Parker Livecast Special: DUI Workshop at Roadrunner

Have you ever wondered what your real alcohol tolerance is, what your blood alcohol content (BAC) may look like after a typical night out at a bar, or how much it’s safe to consume before you get behind the wheel or a car or boat? With the help of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Curt Bagby, we tested that …

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Parker Livecast #33: The Downtown Experience 2016

Press play to hear a 6-minute brief about today’s Parker 425 Downtown Experience from Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Director Mary Hamilton, joined by La Paz County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Curt Bagby. The event begins at 1pm and runs until 7pm. Full details below. See you downtown!

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Parker Livecast #32: Interview with Casey Folks

With big changes coming at this year’s Parker 425, hear from the man behind the race what to expect, why the format will be different, how we got two races out of one, and why Casey is still excited by off-road racing after all these years. “It’s the smartest thing to do, it’s the safest thing to do, and I …

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